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“Logs for Lumber” is scheduled for May 1

Posted on: April 3, 2017

The annual “Logs for Lumber” event at West Albany and South Albany high schools will be on May 1 and 2.

Justin and Dan McMinds bring a portable mill to both schools to turn trees that were knocked down in storms or had to be removed due to construction into lumber for school projects.

The McMinds run their sawmill and, with student help, the logs are cut into lumber. The wood is stacked and then later dried in kilns. When it is ready, the wood is used by high school students in the wood shop classes.

The McMinds will be at West Albany High School on May 1 and at South Albany High School on May 2.

The photo is from the 2014 event.

Rebels Rising: After-School Programs

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Dear SAHS Families,

We are excited to announce Rebels Rising, South Albany High School’s initiative to expand to a Community School model.

For parents and guardians this will mean an increase in after-school academic and educational programs and resources for your student. Parents, there is NO cost to your student to utilize these resources! There will also be parent opportunities to get more involved at the school through volunteering, leadership, and community classes. We will also be incorporating more training opportunities to help prepare your student for entering the workforce and connecting them more to local professionals.

During the first weeks of April we will be releasing an official schedule and registering students for activities that include: tutoring, study groups, leadership opportunities, career related skills courses, art classes, computer coding/game design, and much more.  We will be providing participants with snack, dinner, and resources for transportation. Students with excellent attendance will be eligible for special recognition opportunities and rewards. You can find more information on our school website  http://sahs.albany.k12.or.us/departments/rebels-rising-community-schools/

Under the Departments tab, just look for Rebels Rising Community School.

The tentative dates for programs are April 25 through June 1. Programs will be available every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks. Below is our current schedule for academic and enrichment programs.

Time                   Activity

2:45-2:55pm       School ends and students transition to programs

2:55-3:35pm       Academic support programs available

3:35-3:40pm       Transition to enrichment

3:40-4:30pm       Enrichment programs available

4:30-4:45 pm      Meal pick-up and departure

4:51pm                City bus will depart or parents can pick-up

A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and its surrounding community. It has an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, and community development. Through strategic partnerships that we are developing we will increase equitable access and opportunity for post-secondary success by empowering students to find self-fulfillment and guiding them towards tangible career related goals.

This will be accomplished through initiatives that involve the following:

  • Strategic academic success support programs
  • Career related experiences that offer real-world work experience and develop knowledge relevant to the pathway as well as soft skills to increase employability
  • Parent partnerships and role identification in educational outcomes for their student
  • Resources and supports for any health and social barriers that can impact student success
  • Accessible opportunities for students and families to immerse in the community through integrated activities

If you have any questions about Rebels Rising After-school programs, please contact Coordinator Rose.Zoellner@albany.k12.or.us or Assistant Principal Nate.Munoz@albany.k12.or.us


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